The Adiyogi Shiva statue in Coimbatore

The Adiyogi Shiva statue in Coimbatore

Recognized by the Guinness World Records as the “Largest Bust Sculpture” in the world. The statue is a 34-metre-tall, 45-metre-long and 7.62-metre-wide steel statue of the Indian deity Shiva at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.Designed by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, it weighs around 500 tonnes.

Adiyogi-Shiva-Statue
A form of Lord Shiva considered by Hindus as the first yogi / Image: unknown 

Adiyogi refers to “the first yogi” or Shiva as the originator of yoga. It was established to inspire people towards inner well-being, through yoga. Adiyogi is located at the Isha Yoga Center, symbolizes the 112 possibilities to attain to moksha that are mentioned in yogic culture, and also the 112 chakras in the human system.


Featured Image: Adiyogi Shiva statue / Image: via elvinjacob.com

Websites: isha.sadhguru.org



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